There are many types of Scotch whisky. Among them, Ballantine has a good balance of easy drinking and deep flavor, and is easy to enjoy even for whisky beginners.

There are several types of Ballantine whiskeys, each with a different taste and enjoyment profile. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the different types of Ballantine. Try to find your favorite one.

There are many types of Scotch whisky. Among them, Ballantine has a good balance of easy drinking and deep flavor, and is easy to enjoy even for whisky beginners.

There are several types of Ballantine whiskeys, each with a different taste and enjoyment profile. In this article, we’ll introduce you to the different types of Ballantine. Try to find your favorite one.

What is a Ballantine?

Scotch whisky has a wide range of varieties and is highly popular around the world. Ballantine is a blended whisky made by blending malt whisky made from barley malt with grain-based grain whisky.

Ballantine uses more than 40 varieties of malt and grain whisky, carefully selected from all parts of Scotland, where whisky is renowned. It has a good balance of aroma and taste and is light and easy to drink.

Ballantine Processing Method

Ballantine is a type of blended whiskey that is created by crossing several types of whiskey. The key to this is the combination of exquisite original liquors to create a delicious and easy to drink taste. There are also seven types of single malt “key malts” that are the key to the taste and aroma.

Knowing the characteristics of the blended liquor will give you a chance to experience the charm of Ballantine that you hadn’t noticed before, so when you get used to drinking whiskey, we recommend you to try the key malts as well.

Ballantine’s Key Malt

Ballantine’s Key Malt is also known as the “Magic Seven Pillars”. Scapa, a Scotch whisky with a sweet and fruity aroma and taste, also known as a desert malt. We also use “Pulteney” with its tidal and oily aroma, and “Balblair” with its fresh taste.

Then there’s the creamy-tasting Glencadam, and the mellow and fruity Glenburgie, which is also famous for its creamy flavor. We also combine whiskeys with unique flavors such as Milton Duff for its creamy, powerful flavor and Ardbeg for its quirky, smoky character.

History of Ballantine

Ballantine was first created in 1869 by George Robertson. At the time blended whisky, which was made by combining multiple whiskies was all the rage. George greedily absorbed a lot of knowledge, and after working as a blender in Edinburg, he gradually gained a reputation for it.

Eventually, he perfected the recipe for ‘Ballantine 17 Years’ and in 1895, his eldest son, Archibald, opened a shop specialising in Ballantine, which was well received by the high society. He was awarded the royal warrant by the then Queen Victoria, and the brand grew to become a global brand.

Types of Ballantine

Ballantine Finest

Finest is one of the best-selling Scotch whisky brands. Among the various types of Ballantine, it has a good balance of bitterness and drinkability, making it a good brand for beginners to Scotch whisky.

In addition to being easy to drink, Finest also offers a wide range of tastes, including bitterness, sweetness and acidity, which is one of the charms of the brand. It is reasonably priced and easy to obtain, and is recommended for those who want to enjoy whiskey as an easy way to enjoy their daily evening drink.

Ballantine 12 years

Ballantine 12 Year Old is a blend of more than 40 different types of sake aged over 12 years. It is also known as the “jewel of Scotch” because of its brilliant golden color. It has a rich, sweet aroma of vanilla and honey, and a creamy, complex flavor profile. It has a crisp, elegant taste.

The overall balance of aroma, taste and price makes it a great choice for beginners and Scotch whisky lovers alike. It’s a great value for money, with no complaints about taste and price.

Ballantine 17 years old

This is a combination of about 40 different types of original liquors, both malt and grain, that have been aged for at least 17 years, with a rounded, angular taste. The beautiful amber body of the Ballantine is still there, but you can also sense the peat and smokiness that comes from the oak barrels.

It has a nice balance of aroma and taste, so you can enjoy it in a wide range of ways. For example, we recommend sipping it straight for a long time and enjoying it over a long period of time, or drinking it on the rocks as the ice gradually melts and you can enjoy the change in flavor.

You can also enjoy Ballantine by mixing it with soda for a refreshing “highball,” which is a great way to enjoy it.

Ballantine tribute release 17 years

European oak barrels and new American oak barrels are used, different from the usual American oak barrels used for Ballantine 17 years.

The non-chill-filtered method, which does not involve any cooling or filtration in the production process, has a 48% alcohol content, which allows for a smooth mouthfeel without losing the depth of the original flavor.

Ballantine 21 years old

Ballantine 21 Year Old is a blend of more than 21 years of original liquor, with a mellow and deep flavor. It also has a balanced, mellow aroma due to the blend of more than 40 different types of original liquors.

The Ballantine 21 Year Old also has a honey-sweet aroma, with hints of spice and licorice. Its beautiful golden body is mellow and smooth, with a fruity finish like a dry sherry.

Ballantine Signature Oak Edition 21 years old

Ballantine 21 Year Old is a well-balanced blend of original alcohol aged in two types of barrels, European and American oak. This brand is the “European Oak Edition”, which emphasizes the flavor of European oak.

It also has a rich herbaceous aroma derived from the barrel and a sweet taste of raisins and fruitcake. This is one of the most recommended bottles of Ballantine, with a spicy flavor among the many varieties available.

Ballantine 21 years Signature Oak Edition

The American Oak Edition is derived from American oak and has a creamy, vanilla-like flavor. Its golden body and rich, savory flavors of nuts and toffee are part of its appeal.

Deep and full-bodied, American Oak Edition is best consumed straight or tweaked up, which makes it easy to explore the aroma. It is also a mellow and luxurious bottle with a mellow taste, making it a great choice for those who want to spend an elegant moment with their whisky.

Ballantine 30 years

The Ballantine 30 Year Old is a blend of original sake that has been aged for over 30 years. It is one of the best bottles among the many types of Ballantine. The faint scent of vanilla derived from the barrel is one of its charms, and you can enjoy its sweet flavor.

It’s also rich, full-bodied, complex and powerful. It is also fruity, like a rich sherry. This is a well-balanced bottle with a high level of balance and a great gift.

Ballantine Masters

The Master’s is a combination of original malt and grain that has been aged for a long time by a skilled blender. It has a smooth mouthfeel and fruity flavors like pears and oranges.

Another key point is the sweet and fruity flavors of oranges and citrus, thanks to the “Glenburgi” used in the key malt. The creamy, mellow flavor derived from the Milton Duff key malt is also a big attraction.

Ballantine Barrel Smooth

This is a blend of several original alcoholic beverages, aged in American oak barrels that have been baked inside. It has a subtle smokiness from the barrel and a rich sweetness like caramel and vanilla.

Barrel’s Mousse has a distinctive smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a fruity and mellow aroma like a pear. It has a well-balanced and deep flavor, and is recommended for beginners who want to savor the flavors of whiskey to the fullest.

Ballantine Christmas Reserve

This Ballantine is made with Milton Duff and Glenburgi as key malts. Features a label with a snowflake on it. Blended by a skilled blender with Christmas in mind. This is a great choice for those looking for a whisky to enjoy during the Christmas season.

It also has a fruity, mellow aroma of raisins and apples, with faint ginger and orange-like sweetness. It also has a long, mellow aftertaste. It comes in a gift box, so it makes a great gift.

Conclusion

Ballantine is a complex, deep, flavorful whiskey. Each brand varies in type of blend and production method, and the taste and price vary greatly. There are many ways to choose from, from gifts to everyday accompaniments. Find the one that’s right for you and enjoy a bottle of Ballantine to the fullest.

 

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